EXCLUSIVE: GCDS X ANTONIA
FROM MILAN WITH LOVE
It’s no secret that Antonia continues to be one of the most sought-after partners for exclusive high-profile collaborations with top fashion players, both established and fledgling.
The latest tie-up is for men with hot Milan-based streetwear brand GCDS founded in 2015 by brothers Giuliano and Giordano Calza, creative director and CEO respectively.
The result is a variation on the label’s iconic logoed sweatshirt reimagined via an exclusive brick red shade and embroidered with Antonia in the front and Milano in the back. Another standout element are the blue and white bands on the left arm, a departure for the typical tonal coloring of the GCDS’s logo.
The capsule stems from the desire to show how the success story of a blooming young brand like GCDS, whose F/W 2017 sales jumped 300 percent against S/S 2017, starts in the heart of Milan, elevated by Made in Italy craftsmanship and by the desire to propel a young and fresh image of Italy, albeit one with a high-resonating global connection.
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